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Re: SparseArray error

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  • Subject: [mg71041] Re: [mg70916] SparseArray error
  • From: bsyehuda at
  • Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 02:52:48 -0500 (EST)
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The counter of Table and Do loops is limited to 32 bit registers for 32 bit
machines. For loops, however are not bounded to 32 bits. So using a 64 bit
computer or using For loops should solve your problem

On 11/1/06, mike <mike.crosier at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to set up a hash table-type structure indexed by integers in
> the range 1..maxIndex, where maxIndex is potentially very large.
> SparseArray[{}, maxIndex] seems to achieve the desired effect when
> maxIndex <= 2^31-1, but for 2^31 and larger I'm getting an error:
> SparseArray::dims: The dimensions 2147483648 in SparseArray[{},
> 2147483648] are not a list of positive integers.
> I'm relatively new to Mathematica and haven't come across anything like
> this before, so any insight into what might be happening or possible
> workarounds would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike

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